Updated October 1, 2015
Note: Please create an account with www.fastweb.com in order to access a free national matching
database of scholarship listings, criteria, websites, and applications. Many organizations and companies
are no longer advertising their scholarships through local high schools. They are choosing to only
advertise them online. You must be more aggressive in your searches by looking online with these
matching databases. I will continue to share any that are sent to the high school for advertisement but the
number of the scholarships sent to us to advertise each year is declining drastically, most likely due to
postage costs.
Army ROTC Scholarships: Go to www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html for online
applications and more details.
Be a U.S. citizen
Be between the ages of 17 and 26
Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50
Have a high school diploma or equivalent
Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required
writing test scores)
Meet physical standards
Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component
(Army Reserve or Army National Guard)
What does the scholarship pay for?
Tuition and Fees or Room and Board
Monthly stipend ($300/mo freshman; $350/mo sophomore; $450/mo junior; $500/mo senior)
$1,200 per year book allowance
Total value at UNG:
$59,000 for a 4-year scholarship, or
$45,000 for a 3-year advance-designee scholarship (benefits start sophomore year)
NOTE: Out of state Cadets pay in-state tuition!
Marine Corps & Navy ROTC Scholarships: There are minimum SAT/ACT scores required. Go
to http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/scholarship_criteria.aspx for details. (10/1/15) NOTE: You can only apply
to either for the Navy or Marine Corps scholarship but not both.
The B. Davis Scholarship: The creators of the "Student Award Search Aid" website are offering
a $1,000 scholarship for 2012. Please visit http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read
about this organization and scholarship and to apply for the scholarship. The deadline for applications is
May 24, 2014. (10/1/15)
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarships: This scholarship is for students who extreme
financial need that have excelled academically. Go to https://application.jkcf.org/login/ to fill out an
application. (10/1/2015)
LendEDU Scholarship: Any graduating high school seniors can apply. The scholarship is in the
amount of $2,500. Please go to https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-application/ for applications and
information. The deadline is October 31, 2015. (10/1/15)
The Eugene McDermott Scholars Program for the University of Texas at Dallas: This
scholarship is valued at $240,000. Please visit http://www.utdallas.edu/mcdermott/ for details and to
apply. Deadlines: Nov. 5, 2015 (early), or Jan. 5, 2016 (regular). (10/01/15)
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program: This program, funded by Comcast, recognizes
high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics,
and demonstrated leadership. To acknowledge these accomplishments, recipients of the award will
receive a grant of $1,000. Only one student from Central High School can be nominated. Requirements
are that the applicant be a full-time high school senior currently enrolled at a school within a Comcast
Community, have a GPA of 2.8 or higher, demonstrate leadership ability in school or work, involvement
in community service, plan to attend accredited nonprofit college, university, or vocational school, and be
nominated by the school administration. Any students interested in being considered for nomination
must see Mrs. Salyers by October 19, 2015 for consideration by the scholarship committee. The final
nominee will be selected by the scholarship committee. See Mrs. Salyers if you are interested in being
nominated and for information. The school nominee's application and documents are required to be
submitted by December 3, 2015. (9/18/15)
Jefferson Scholars Foundation Scholarship for the University of Virginia in Charlottesville: Any
seniors interested in attending The University of Virginia next fall may be considered for nomination for
the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Scholarship competition. The foundation seeks to find high school
seniors who possess exceptional ability in leadership and scholarship and who show promise of making a
significant contribution to the University community as students and to society at large as graduates. Only
one student from our school may be nominated by the scholarship committee to compete. Any interested
students must see Mrs. Salyers by September 30
for consideration by the scholarship committee.
The selected nominee must also complete the online application by November 1, 2015. (9/2/15)
National Merit Scholarship Program for Juniors: Students who are eligible juniors and take the PSAT
on Wednesday, October 14th at CHS and earn qualifying scores and are selected may be eligible to
compete for the NMSC National Merit Scholarship Competition. There is no application to complete
unless you are selected as a semifinalist. (9/2/15)
Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Program: Senior males and females are invited to apply
for this award and scholarship if they have at least a "B" GPA and participate in at least one school-
sponsored sport and excel in academics, athletics, and citizenship (community activities/community
service). Any eligible student can register and begin the application process at www.wendysheisman.com
If at least 5 of our students apply, our school can qualify to for a chance to win a $500 donation. The first
500 students to apply will receive a gift card from Wendy's restaurants. Completed student applications
must be submitted online by 5:00 pm October 2, 2015 and you must submit Mrs. Salyers' information
(dsalyers@wise.k12.va.us) to review and verify your application by October 3, 2015. One male and one
female school winner will be announced and presented a certificate at our Awards Day Ceremony. If our
student moves on to the finalist competitions at the state or national level they would be eligible for an
academic scholarship. (9/2/15)
Horatio Alger Association Scholarships: To qualify, students must meet the following criteria: Students
that are enrolled full time as a high school student and taking classes in the spring semester; Graduate in
spring or summer of 2015; Have a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a Bachelor’s degree at
an accredited institution in the U. S.; Have critical financial need (preferred $55,000 adjusted gross
income or less); Involvement in co-curricular and community activities; A minimum 2.0 cumulative
G.P.A.; Must be a United States Citizen. Students that qualify can apply for scholarships online at
www.horatioalger.org/scholarships by October 25, 2015. (9/2/15)
Berea College: Any current seniors that are interested in Berea College and have a household income of
less than $50,000, please see Mrs. Salyers for nomination for general scholarships to Berea no later than
February 1, 2016. (9/2/15)
Berea College Pinnacle Scholars Awards of Excellence: Any student planning to attend or interested in
Berea College may consider applying for this scholarship. Students that are current high school seniors
who demonstrate high achievement in the areas of service, music, or science and have a household
income of less than $50,000 may apply. If interested, you must see Mrs. Salyers for nomination and
applications are due by September 27, 2015. (9/2/2015)
The 2015 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: Students that do lots of community service in high
school may apply online to be considered for awards and for scholarships through the National
Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential. These awards have been given to “middle and
high school students for helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety, protecting the
environment, serving their communities through many volunteer activities.” Students that wish to apply
for awards and scholarships, apply online at http://spirit.prudential.com or at www.nassp.org/spirit. The
deadline to apply is November 3, 2015. (9/2/15)
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarships: There will be four year renewable scholarships awarded
to 250 high school students nationally through the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Students must got to
www.coca-colascholars.org to apply online.
CURRENT high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States
• U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Temporary Residents (in a legalization
program); Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees;
• anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application;
• planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution;
• carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
• be children or grandchildren of employees, officers or owners of Coca−Cola bottling companies, The
Coca−Cola Company, Company divisions or subsidiaries. The deadline to apply online is October 31,
2014. (9/2/15)
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship:
APIASF General Scholarship Application
(Deadline to Apply: Friday, January 8, 2016 at 9:00 PM EST)
GMS Program Application
(Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:59 PM EST
Virginia Tobacco Indemnification & Community Revitalization Commission Scholarship: The
Virginia Tobacco Settlement Program, in conjunction with other federal and state financial aid programs,
assists Southwest Virginia residents with the cost of attending college. This scholarship has changed in
how it is now allotted. Tobacco allotments and family income will not play a role in determining whether
students get aid. Aid will be based on credit hours being taken. The application window will open on
March 1, 2016 and will close when funds are no longer available. Visit https://tobacco.swcenter.edu/
for more information. (9/2/15)
Blue Ridge Scholarships for the University of Virginia at Charlottesville: There are scholarships in
the amount of $1,000 to $5,000 awarded separately from the financial aid package for students who
qualify with financial need. Students must complete the admissions application and FAFSA to be
considered. See Mrs. Salyers for assistance with this or contact Greg Roberts at groberts@virginia.edu .
The University of Virginia's College at Wise: These and many other general scholarships are available
to students who have applied and have been admitted. The General Scholarship priority deadline is
December 1
for the Early Admission. To be considered at all for General Scholarships, students must
apply and be admitted by February 1
. Scholarships that are offered include:
Dana Ann Collier Memorial Scholarship -Deadline April 1, 2015
Wright Family Scholarship -Deadline is April 1, 2015
Miners' Family Scholarship -Deadline April 1, 2015
Wise County Software Engineering Scholarship- Deadline is April 1, 2015
Chemistry Scholarship -Deadline is March 15, 2015
Dept. of Nursing Scholarship: Deadline is July 15, 2015
The Julia R. Heise Scholarship -Deadline April 1, 2015
AIMS (MECC) Scholarship: This scholarship is a two year scholarship (or up to 72 credit hours)
through Mountain Empire Community College that allows qualifying students to attend college tuition
free and without fees for two years at M.E.C.C. if they: 1. Earn a C or better in 17 academic courses
including :4 credits of English, 4 credits of mathematics (Algebra I plus 3 additional higher math classes
up through Math Analysis or Pre-calculus I), 3 credits of science (Earth, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics),
3 credits of social studies/history, 2 credits of a single foreign language or technical track courses, 1
computer related course, 2. Complete 20 hours of community service, 3. Have a 95% attendance rate for
their high school career- grades 9-12, 4. And have no out-of-school suspensions. If students meet all of
these qualifications, then they will be recognized as an AIMS scholar at awards ceremonies and at our
graduation in addition to the two year scholarship. Students will be expected to pay for their own books
always. If any scholarships are earned, those will be applied first and then AIMS funds will pick up the
remaining tuition/fees but students will still be responsible for books. Students must stay full time while
in college and maintain a 2.0 average GPA to continue to qualify. This scholarship may also continue for
up to two additional years at UVA-Wise tuition free in order to earn a Bachelors Degree at the completion
of the two years or 72 credit hours at M.E.C.C. They will be under the same requirements to continue to
be eligible at UVA-Wise and must always pay for their books and fees. If you have any additional
questions or concerns, please contact a financial aid representative in the Financial Aid Office at
M.E.C.C. at 523-2400. Applications will arrive in early spring. The deadline to apply is April 15,
2016. (9/2/15)
University of Virginia in Charlottesville has several scholarships for students including those listed
below: Please visit http://www.virginia.edu/undergradadmission/outreach.html for details on
scholarships and other admissions announcements.
Access UVa Scholarships for Low-Income Students and for those for underrepresented areas: This
scholarship is for any student that qualify for free-reduced lunch and plans to apply and/or attend UVA at
Charlottesville, should see Mrs. Salyers for nomination for scholarships.
University Achievement Award: This scholarship is for exceptional in-state students that are diverse and
show academic merit and promise. All students are considered for this when accepted, no separate
application is required.
Jefferson Scholarship: Students must be nominated by the school and must visit
www.jeffersonscholars.org for details.
Questbridge Scholarship Program: This scholarship is for high achieving low-income students for a
four year full ride. Go to www.questbridge.org by September 27, 2013.
Engineering Scholarship: Students that are accepted and interested in the field of Engineering will be
automatically considered for this. For information visit www.seas.virginia.edu/diversity/ .
Hispanic Scholarship Fund: These scholarships require a separate application. Please visit
http://www.hsf.net/ .
Walter N. Ridley Scholarship: This scholarship is for African-American students. Visit
Oliver Lindwood Perry Scholarship: This scholarship is for students who demonstrate a history of
service with Native American communities. For information contact jnp3f@virginia.edu
National Co-op Scholarship Program 2015-16: The merit scholarships are for WACE partner colleges.
Please visit www.waceinc.org for a listing of the colleges included and the application. The deadline to
apply is February 15, 2015. (9/2/15)
ETSU’s Fine & Performing Arts Scholars Program is a four-year program of study designed to bring
together an interdisciplinary group of student artists (painters, musicians, actresses, digital media
designers, etc.) who learn about art through their own artistic endeavors, interdisciplinary coursework,
and as a troupe of “Roving Artists.” Students also complete a capstone project before they graduate. Fine
& Performing Arts students are free to major in any field of study on campus; however, they must at least
minor in an arts field. To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the following minimum
requirements: (1) an overall high school GPA of 2.75 or above, on a 4.0 unweighted scale; and, (2) an
ACT score of 22 or above (or SAT score of 1050 or above, based on math and reading scores). In-state
students (and Border County students) who are admitted to the FPA Program are eligible to receive a
scholarship covering full tuition and fees for four years of study. Out-of-state students are eligible to
receive a scholarship covering out-of-state tuition. Fine and Performing Arts Scholars Program
applications are due by MARCH 1, 2016, for admission in Fall 2016. (9/02/15)
ETSU’s University Honors Scholars Program is a four-year program of study designed specifically for
exceptional high school students who seek a challenging and interdisciplinary approach to most of their
General Education requirements (English Composition, Humanities, Mathematics, Social and Behavioral
Sciences, U.S. History, etc.). Students also complete a capstone project before they graduate. To be
considered for admission, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements: (1) an overall high
school GPA of 3.5 or above, on a 4.0 unweighted scale; (2) an ACT score of 29 or above (or, SAT score
of 1280 or above, based on math and reading scores); (3) demonstration of community and school service,
and other leadership activities; and, (4) a commitment to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree at
ETSU. The program is open to all majors. Students selected for admission to the UHS Program
receive a full scholarship for four years of study (covering tuition and most fees, room and board,
and a textbook allowance each semester). University Honors Scholars Program applications are due
by DECEMBER 15, 2015, for admission in Fall 2016. (9/02/15)
ETSU’s Honors-in-Discipline Scholars Programs provide specially designed, in-depth, hands-on
honors-level study in one of 22 different fields at ETSU (from Business and Chemistry to Nursing,
Psychology, and Teacher Education, among others). [You can find a complete list of the available HID
programs athttp://www.etsu.edu/honors/hid_scholars/programs.aspx.] Completing an HID Program is the
equivalent of earning “departmental honors” in a student’s chosen field of study. Each of the 22
individual HID programs has established its own admissions criteria and required curriculum. Students
also complete a capstone project before they graduate. At a minimum, incoming freshmen must have an
overall high school GPA of 3.2 or above (on a 4.0 unweighted scale), and an ACT score of 25 or
above. In-state students (and Border County students) who are admitted to an HID program may be
eligible to receive a scholarship covering full in-state tuition and most fees. Out-of-state students may be
eligible to receive a scholarship covering out-of-state tuition. Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of
eight semesters of study. Honors-in-Discipline Scholars Program applications are due by MARCH 1,
2016, for admission in Fall 2016. (9/02/15)
ETSU Regional Scholarships: Qualifications are the same as the Academic Excellence Scholarship.
Eligible students must reside in one of the following counties in Virginia: Bland, Buchanan, Dickenson,
Russell, Smyth, Tazewell, Wise, and Wythe. Scholarships cover 60% of the out-of-state tuition and fees.
Find more information at www.etsu.edu/scholasrhips. The deadline is March 1, 2015. (9/2/15)
ETSU Academic Excellence Scholarships: Deadline is March 1st. Qualified students must have a
minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and a minimum ACT composite score of 22 or SAT score of 1020
(reading and math only). Scholarships cover 50% of out-of-state tuition. More information can be found
at www.etsu.edu/scholarships. (9/2/15)
Tuition Assistance Grants: $12,000 in TAG grants are available to Virginia residents that are attending
full-time at a private college. Students do not have to pay back these grants nor show financial need. For
more information, please visit www.virginiaprivatecolleges.org .
Concord University Bonner Scholars Program: Students planning to attend Concord University, who
have strong financial need, who have already demonstrated strong commitment to community service,
and who have performed well academically may apply. This is a four year scholarship in the amount of
$17,000 total. See Mrs. Salyers for information or visit www.concord.edu .
Averett University and the Louise Goodwin Snavely Scholarship: Any student who plans to attend
Averett University and who lives in Wise County or a surrounding county may apply for this scholarship
which may range from $1,000-$3,000 per year. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and must be in good
standing in the community. See Mrs. Salyers for information. (2/25/13)
Gettysburg College STEM Scholarships: Students that apply and get accepted to this college and enter
a STEM major may apply for scholarships by visiting this site for information and applications
athttp://www.gettysburg.edu/s-stem/ (9/2/15)
America's Homecoming Queen: This is a pageant/scholarship opportunity open to high school
homecoming queens. For more information please visit http://americashomecomingqueen.com or see
Mrs. Salyers in the guidance office. The selection will be made March 16, 2013 so please see Mrs. Salyers
for an application as soon as possible. (2/25/13)
Various businesses and companies have online applications for scholarships. For more information on
criteria, deadlines, and applying visit:
Big Fish Games Scholarship - $5,000 essay contest - deadline
3/31/2015 http://www.bigfishgames.com/daily/big-fish-online-games-scholarship/
Sunoco Rewards Scholarships (TWO $1,000 scholarships); Deadline- 5/31/2015
Oz Moving & Storage Scholarship: Deadline 6/1/2015 https://www.ozmoving.com/scholarship
Sports Unlimited 2014 Scholarship; Deadline- 4/20/2015
Rover $1000 College Scholarship; Deadline 5/31/2015
AWeber Email Marketing Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2015
AutoAccessoriesGarage.com College & Automotive Trade School Scholarship; Deadline 6/1/2015
Griswold Home Care Scholarship; Deadline 5/1/2015
Evolve IP Tech in Schools Scholarship; Deadline 4/30/2015
CSC Global Online Brand Protection Scholarship; Deadline 5/31/2015
Revzilla Design Scholarship; Deadline- 6/1/2015
Lamps.com 2014 Scholarship; Deadline- 6/1/2015
PicMonkey $1000 Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2015
RE/MAX of New Jersey Scholarship ($2,000 & $1,000 scholarships); Deadline- 4/30/2015
NAVEX Global Policy and Procedure Management Software Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2015
The Company Corporation’s Quarterly Business Plan Contest; Deadline- Ongoing/Quarterly
Crown & Caliber Entrepreneur’s Scholarship; Deadline- 5/31/2015
www.ImFirst.org for Opportunity Knocks Scholarships
www.travelnursing.org for $1,000 scholarship application
www.ALL50Medical.com for a $1,000 scholarship application
www.legion.org/needalift for The American Legion Scholarships
Sunoco Rewards Scholarship: http://www.gosunoco.com/contests-and-sweepstakes/sunoco-
o Deadline: 6/15/2013
Big Fish Online Games Scholarship: http://www.bigfishgames.com/blog/big-fish-online-games-
o Deadline: 5/31/2013
Clean It Supply Business and Economics Scholarship: http://www.cleanitsupply.com/t-
o Deadline:4/20/2013
Arrow Exterminators Scholarship:
o Deadline: 5/15/2013
NutraPlanet 2012 Nutrition & Health Fitness Scholarship: http://www.nutraplanet.com/scholarship
o Deadline: 3/1/2013
Replacemycontacts.com Contact Lenses and Glasses Scholarship:
o 'Deadline 3/1/2013
Clinkinks Scholarship: http://www.clickinks.com/clickinks-scholarship.html
o Deadline: 6/3/2013
AmeriQuest Traffic Safety Scholarship: http://www.ameriquestcorp.com/contact/traffic-safety-
o Deadline: 5/15/2013
BrokerFish Study Abroad Scholarship: https://www.brokerfish.com/scholarships
o Deadline:5/20/2013
Connect Your Home Scholarship: http://www.connectyourhome.com/scholarship/
o Deadline: 5/3/2013
Each college and university has their own internal scholarship applications which should be filled
out after they apply and/or get admitted. This allows students to apply for many internal scholarships that
are only available when attending that specific institution. Most college's general scholarship forms are
available on the college's website just as their application forms are. See our announcements webpage for
more details on registering for the SAT or ACT.
Juniors and seniors are invited to visit Fastweb.com to explore their free scholarship matching
services. It matches you with scholarships that you meet the qualifications for. It has a national database
of scholarships, some of which may not have been shared with or advertised through our school. All
scholarships that we have access to and are notified of will be advertised on this school scholarship
webpage. Each scholarship program will either send hard copies of applications to our school for
distribution or it may require an online application be filled out and/or include a website where you may
find more information. If a scholarship is not listed on our school webpage, then we have not been
contacted by that program and permitted to distribute copies of that specific application.
If parents need to contact Dianna Salyers, the senior guidance counselor, concerning any scholarships,
financial aid, or college admissions information, they may do so by either calling our main office at 328-
8015 between 8:00am and 4:00 pm or by e-mail at dsalyers@wise.k12.va.us. Please do not hesitate to
contact me if you need any additional information, have questions, or concerns.
Seniors that score less than 500 on the critical reading or math portion of the SAT I Reasoning test for
college admissions may want to consider retaking the test for higher scores to ensure admission to the
institution of their choosing especially the larger universities and to also become eligible for more
academic scholarship money (which is often based on their SAT score and cumulative GPA).
Register for Selective Service: All 18 year old males must register for the selective service in order to
apply for financial aid for college. You may do so at this website: www.sss.gov If you have not done so,
you may not submit the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) which is generally available in
January of each year.
The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2011 military and rural scholarships. These
scholarships provide financial support to counseling students who commit to serving these two greatly
underserved populations upon graduation. The scholarships will be awarded in early 2011. The NBCC
Foundation is delighted to aid these promising counselors and encourage their aspirations to make a
difference for the underserved. If you would like to learn more about the NBCC Foundation scholarships
please visit our Web site at www.nbccf.org.
Still searching for scholarship opportunities or college and career information? Try these search
engines to find scholarships or information for which you specifically qualify:
www.scholarships.com www.fastweb.com www.virginiamentor.org
www.meritmoney.com www.goarmy.com www.march2success.com
www.finaid.org www.scholarshiphelp.org
These sites, too, contain information on specific scholarships!
www.gocollege.com www.cashe.com www.collegeview.com www.zinch.com
www.citizensbank.com/edu/scholarshipsearch www.entrepreneurU.org
www.cappex.com/scholarships www.weeklyscholarshipalert.com
www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/micron www.axa-achievement.com www.walmartfoundation.org
www.bestbuy.com/scholarships www.studentcenter.ja.org www.questbridge.org
www.usfirst.org/scholarshipsearch.aspx www.SchoolSoup.com
Scholarships From Previous Years (but not yet received for this year or the dealine
has already passed for this year):
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program: To apply for this scholarship, you will need to submit an
essay on the topic that appears on Abbott and Fenner's Scholarship website. For the topic of the essay and
more information about the scholarship program, visit www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm The
deadline is June 14, 2014. (10/18/13)
AES Engineers: Scholarships available for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This
award is available to high school seniors or college students (regardless of courses being studied) who
meet certain criteria. Students must submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in answer to one of the
two questions posted on our site www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Applicants are not required to
be taking engineering courses. Deadline for entry is October 4, 2013. Please visit the website or see Mrs.
Salyers for more information. (1/14/13)
2013 AHEAD in Virginia Student Scholarships: Students with disabilities and a 2.5 GPA who are
already enrolled in an accredited Virginia college at least 6 credits per term (and registered with the
Disabilities Services Office) and also exhibit leadership, service, well articulated goals, and academic
achievement may apply for this scholarship. See Mrs. Salyers for details and an application which is due
by 5:00PM on March 1, 2013. (01/14/13)
Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award: To be eligible for this award the candidate must
have performed his or her leadership and service activities on or after September 1, 2008 and currently
have junior (eleventh grade) standing. Top winners receive a $500 cash scholarship and are promoted
locally and nationally through web and traditional media outlets, and are automatically enrolled in
Hamilton Leaders Academy - a fully-paid leadership program. Deadline is April 16, 2013. Please visit
www.hamiltonfriends.org or see Mrs. Salyers for more information. (02/23/13)
Alpha Natural Resources Sons & Daughters Scholarship Program: To be eligible, you must be a:
Dependent (up to the age of 20 years) of active full-time employees of Alpha Natural Resources; be a
high school senior who plans to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-
year or four-year college or university; and must complete high school in the academic year that the
application is made. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership and
participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and
aspiration, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Applications have not yet
arrived but we were told that we can not use applications from prior years. The deadline is postmarked by
January 31, 2014. (11/8/13) DISCONTINUED!
*Effective immediately, eligibility for Alpha Natural Resources scholarships is restricted to sons,
daughters and qualified dependents of our company’s employees. If you have any questions related
to Alpha scholarships, direct them to their company’s area human resources director.
American Civil Liberties Union Youth Activist Scholarship: The ACLU will be selecting 15 high
school seniors from across the nation to receive a scholarship in the amount of $7,000 each, to be issued
at the start of their freshman year in college. Winners of the scholarship will have the opportunity to
attend the Youth Activist Training program at the ACLU National office in New York City, where we
will equip them with tools and skills they need to continue their civil liberties work on their campuses and
in their communities. Each scholarship applicant must be a high school senior planning on entering an
accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking student; and have attained a cumulative
GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at the time of graduation. Demonstrated financial need will also increase the
student's chance of qualifying. The deadline is December 1, 2013. Please see Mrs. Salyers for more
information. (10/23/13)
American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship Contest: The AFSA is sponsoring a scholarship
contest for high school seniors. Students could receive Virginia prizes of $1500 for 1st place, $750 for
2nd place, and $500 for 3rd place. The requirement is to write a 700 to 1000 word essay on the following
subject: Write a creative, interesting, and convincing essay on the history of automatic fire sprinklers and
why they are important. Requirements for submission are a completed application form and the essay. All
essays must have a bibliography. Applications can be found at http://www.afsavirginia.org/. Further
information can also be found at http://www.firesprinkler.org . The deadline for entries is February 1,
2014. (10/19/13)
The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program: The purpose of this oratorical
program, "A Constitutional Speech Contest," is to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the
Constitution of the United States on the part of the high school students. Other objectives of the contest
include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently,
and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American
citizenship. Students may compete at the state level according to be currently enrolled in a high school.
The prepared oration must be the original effort of each contestant and must be the original effort of each
contestant and must be between 8 and 10 minutes in length for delivery and must be in English and topics
are assigned. If interested, please see Mrs. Salyers for a complete set of rules and regulations for
competition no later than December 1, 2014 to allow for adequate preparation time for state competitions
in February and March (9/23/14).
The Appalachia High School Alumni Scholarship: This scholarship is a $500 scholarship. To apply,
students must be a resident of the Appalachia area or their outlying communities or a Wise County Public
Schools senior who had a parent that graduated from Appalachia High School. Please see Mrs. Salyers for
an application packet. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2015. (10/10/14)
Armenian Education Center Scholarship: The Armenian Education Center is pleased to announce an
essay question competition which will award a $1,000 scholarship to one Virginia high school student.
The competition is open to ninth through twelfth grade students. Hard copy essays must be postmarked no
later than April 1, 2015. Visit www.armenian-educationcenter.org for further information or see Mrs.
Salyers for an application. (01/28/15)
“Aspiring Pharmacy Technician” Scholarship Program: Students planning to pursue a career in
pharmacology and plan to go to an accredited post-secondary college can win a $1,000 scholarship.
Please visit http://www.pharmacytechnicianreview.com to find all information. Deadline is June 1, 2014.
“Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship: Students planning to pursue a animation career path
at an accredited post-secondary school or college can win a $1,000. Please visit
scholarship-program to find more information and applications which are on the right side of the page.
The deadline is June 1, 2014.
ATCB Alumni Association Scholarship: Any senior or college undergraduate may apply for this
scholarship if they have a permanent address in Wise County, Lee County, or City of Norton , and if they
are planning to attend college or vocational school full time, and if they also exhibit respectable academic
standing (minimum GPA of 2.5). Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. Please see Mrs.
Salyers for an application packet. Applications and materials must be completed and returned to the
ATCB by April 30, 2014. (2/11/14)
AXA Achievement Scholarship: Students that exhibit the following: Ambition; drive; determination to
set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; and ability to succeed in college. Only the
first 10,000 applications will be accepted to apply for the $10,000 and $25,000 scholarships. Apply at
www.axa-achievement.com by December 15, 2014. (10/22/14)
AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: Up to 375 nationwide winners will get a $2,500
scholarship. Only the first 10,000 applications will be accepted. Apply at www.axa-achievement.com by
February 1, 2015. (10/22/14)
The Ballard Construction Academic Scholarship 2014: This is a one-time non-renewable $1,000
scholarship that will be awarded to 15 students of Central High School in the class of 2014. Financial
need and merit will be considered but will not be the sole criteria. It will be awarded based on the
following criteria: A lack of financial assistance (scholarships and grants); extra-curricular activities;
leadership; academic performance; and community service. Students must be attending a 2 year or 4 year
accredited institution in the fall 2014 semester. Students will submit a completed application and resume
along with a copy of your FAFSA form (front page with EFC) and a copy of your financial aid award
letter from the institution that you plan to attend which states the scholarship and financial aid awards.
The scholarship committee will determine the winners. The checks will be sent directly to the students’
colleges and universities. Winners will be notified at the Mock Graduation Ceremony. Incomplete
application packets will not be considered. The deadline for this application along with all supporting
documentation is May 16, 2014. (4/24/14) DISCONTINUED!
Basler Incentive Scholarship: Awarded annually to an Engineering Technology major at ETSU.
Established by Mr. Wayne G. Basler of Kingsport, TN, the scholarship is unique in that the primary
criteria for eligibility is not academic achievement but rather the student's demonstrated desire and
motivation to complete personal goals and definite need for the scholarship. This scholarship is
specifically designed for students who have declared a major in the Department of Engineering
Technology, Surveying, and Digital Media. Students must be an incoming freshman who has completed
19 or fewer hours in a degree program as of December 2009, must be enrolled full-time, and be a U.S.
citizen or permanent resident. The completed application must be received by March 31, 2014. For more
information see Mrs. Salyers in the guidance office. (02/23/14)
Best Buy Scholarship Program: Students in grades 9-12 interested in attending college may apply for
these scholarships at www.pr.bby.com . Students should have "solid grades plus community service or
work experience." The deadline is February 15, 2014. (1/14/14)
Better Business Bureau Student of Integrity Scholarship Award: This scholarship contest is to honor
students that have a commitment to high ethical behavior and provide documentation of: Their
demonstrated leadership through extra-curricular activities, work or school clubs, student government,
etc. They must also perform documented community service and they must submit an essay. The winner
must also be able to attend the awards dinner in Roanoke in the spring. Students that wish to be
nominated must submit their names to Mrs. Salyers for the scholarship Committee to consider. We may
nominate one or more students that meet the criteria. Please see Mrs. Salyers if you would like to apply. If
more than three students are interested, the names will go before the scholarship committee for selection
on November 19
. Applications must be postmarked by January 30, 2015. (10/20/14)
Big Sun Scholarship: The Big Sun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes
succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship of $500 to a deserving student.
All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Go to
http://www.bigsunathletics.com for applications which are due by June 20, 2014. (10/4/13)
Blanco Foundation: The Blanco Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation whose goal is to
provide college scholarships to committed students of high moral character, needing financial assistance
and seeking a career in Education or Nursing. The selected student may choose the college of their
choice. The student must apply for financial aid, grants, etc. The Blanco Foundation will supplement the
college of your choice with the balance for tuition and books. To be eligible, one must: 1)Plan to pursue a
career in the nursing or education field; 2) Be accepted to an accredited two year or four year college; 3)
Have proven academic achievement with a three year GPA of 3.0 or better; 4) Provide a copy of
SAT/ACT score along with your percentile rating; 5) Active participation in a community service or
project/program and extra-curricular programs; Application must be submitted by February 1, 2014
Please see Mrs. Salyers for an application and further information. (11/8/2013)
Blankenship-Justice Scholarship: This scholarship is for children/dependents of coal miner or for
someone interested in a career in coal mine safety and health who live in Wise County and/or Southwest
Virginia. See Mrs. Salyers for an application which must be submitted by April 30, 2015. (2/3/15)
Bristol Virginia Utilities in Partnership with Alpha Natural Resources 2010 College Environment &
Sustainability Scholarship: BVU and Alpha Natural Resources will select and offer scholarships to area
students who have a proven financial need and show that they have the basic academic and social abilities
necessary to succeed in college, thus enabling them to return to our community to make a positive
environmental impact. Scholarships will be awarded based on the standards and requirements adopted by
BVU, Alpha Natural Resources, and the Scholarship Committee. The duration of these scholarships will
be four (4) years. Student must live within the BVU Electric or OptiNet residential service area,
Washington County, Abingdon, and parts of Southwest, VA. Parents/guardians must be customers of
BVU electric or BVU OptiNet. Student must complete an application form and prepare a essay on a given
topic. Applications must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 1, 2014. For more criteria
information, please see Mrs. Salyers in the guidance office. (01/15/13)
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: Seniors that plan to apply to a Four-year college or university
as a first time freshmen and plan to major in one of the following: Science, Technology, Engineering,
Math, Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, or Design and that also are interested in an
automotive or related industry may apply. Please visit www.buickachievers.com for details and to apply
by February 2, 2014. (1/14/14)
Build-A-Bear Workshop Scholarship Opportunity for Young Leaders: This is a national scholarship
competition for students ages 8-18 who have gone to extraordinary lengths to make the world a better
place. There will be several scholarships from $1,100-10,000 awarded nationally. Please visit
buildabear.com/huggableheroes for forms and information. The deadline for submissions is February 28,
2014. (1/30/14)
Burger King Scholars Program Scholarship: Seniors must have a 2.5 GPA or higher to apply. Go to
www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram to apply by December 15, 2014.
BTVAR “Believing In Home Ownership” Scholarship Essay Contest: The Bristol Tennessee-Virginia
Association of Realtors is sponsoring this essay contest that will award ten $500 scholarships to seniors in
our region. (There can be no more than one awarded to any given school). See Mrs. Salyers for an
application and details. Application/essay deadline is March 22, 2015. (Revised deadline!)
The Cancer Outreach Foundation’s 2014 Hope Scholarship: This scholarship is a scholarship to be
awarded to a student, with a parent/legal guardian, sibling, or the student who has/had been diagnosed
with cancer, and who will be attending college in the fall of 2014. There will be two $500 scholarships
awarded. See Mrs. Salyers for an application. Applications are due no later than May 2, 2014. (4/15/14)
Capo's Scholar's Award- Music Scholarship: Capo's Music Store in Abingdon is sponsoring a $250
scholarship competition which will be awarded to one senior who: Is enrolled in high school this
academic year; who has a minimum GPA of 2.0; plans to attend an accredited college or university
through graduation; and is from one of the southwest Virginia counties which includes Wise County.
Applicants must also answer three essay questions along with the completed application. Please see Mrs.
Salyers for an application which is due by Friday, April 30, 2014. (4/12/14)
College Sports Scholarships: $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school senior athletes who
will be graduating and going to college to be collegiate athletes. Please visit the following website to see
the essay question requirement http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/scholarship.htm . E-mail your
essay along with your name, college or university, year of graduation and contact information to
leadership@collegesportsscholarships.com . The deadline is July 1, 2015. (12/5/14)
Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program: This program, funded by Comcast, recognizes
high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics,
and demonstrated leadership. To acknowledge these accomplishments, recipients of the award will
receive a grant of $1,000. Only one student from Central High School can be nominated. Requirements
are that the applicant be a full-time high school senior currently enrolled at a school within a Comcast
Community, have a GPA of 2.8 or higher, demonstrate leadership ability in school or work, involvement
in community service, plan to attend accredited nonprofit college, university, or vocational school, and be
nominated by the school administration. Any students interested in being considered for nomination
must see Mrs. Salyers by October 30, 2014 for consideration by the scholarship committee. The final
nominee will be selected by the scholarship committee. See Mrs. Salyers if you are interested in being
nominated and for information. The school nominee's application and documents are required to be
submitted by December 4, 2014. (10/9/14)
Create A Greeting Card $10,000 Scholarship Contest: Please visit
http://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm for information and access to the online
application. The deadline for submissions is February 18, 2015. (10/9/14)
The Davis Fellowship at Hampden Sydney College: The Davis Fellowship program covers the costs for
tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, a special stipend for study abroad or summer internship.
Students apply for the Davis Fellowship by applying for admission to the college, through the Admissions
office. A counselor, teacher, or coach should then recommend the student to the Davis committee. For
more information on the college see www.hsc.edu.
Distinguished Young Women: This is a national scholarship program that inspires high school girls to
develop their full, individual, potential. Visit www.DistinguishedYW.org to read more about the program
and complete an online application.
Don DeBolt Scholarship: The IFA Educational Foundation has for many years jointly sponsored the
annual International Franchising Competition with DECA, in which high school students prepare papers
on franchising topics. The winners at the international competition receive trophies and cash prizes. This
international competition is currently being sponsored by 7-Eleven and Coca-Cola. In addition, a number
of DECA chapters participate in the franchising education pilot programs sponsored by the Foundation
and the PepsiCo Foundation. The Don DeBolt Franchising Scholarship Program adds another important
component to our joint efforts by recognizing outstanding DECA students. Special consideration will be
given to students who are interested in pursuing franchising and/or entrepreneurship study. IFA/Don
DeBolt will award two $2,000 scholarships who are DECA members at the national level. Scholarships
will be awarded on the basis of the applicants DECA activities, interest in franchising/entrepreneurship,
community involvement, leadership, and scholastic record. The deadline for this scholarship is February
12, 2014. For an application and/or more information, see Mrs. Salyers. (11/04/13)
The Earl T. Jones Scholarships for VA and NC Students going to Washington & Lee University:
This scholarship is renewable for all four years at Washington & Lee University. Students that have a
minimum 3.3 G.P.A. and are accepted for admission may apply at http://go.wlu.edu/johnson_apply by
December 1, 2013. (11/1/13)
Ella Agnew Scholarship: This scholarship is to be used by high school seniors seeking training for a
nursing career, or in the field related to the medical profession. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000.
Please note that letters of recommendation must be in individual sealed envelopes to be accepted. Please
see Mrs. Salyers for further information. Deadline is May 1, 2015. (1/28/15)
ETEAC Engineering Scholarship Program: Seniors that plan to pursue a career in any field of
engineering may apply. Students must also have a minimum SAT of 600 on Math and 500 on Reading or
a 29 on ACT Math and 25 and 25 ACT English. Please see Mrs. Salyers for application packets which
must also include an essay and transcripts. The application packet and materials must be postmarked by
March 31, 2015. (03/3/15)
ETSU’s Sigma Phi Epsilom’s Balanced Man Scholarships: One $1,000 and one $500 scholarship will
be presented to two freshmen male students entering ETSU in the fall 2015 semester who embody the
principles of the “Balanced Man.” Please stop by guidance to pick up an application and requirements.
Please submit application information electronically to suttonjh@goldmail.etsu.edu or they can be mailed.
Applications and all required materials are due by May 1, 2015. (3/12/15)
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) “Freedom in Academia” Essay Contest:
FIRE defends civil liberties on behalf of thousands of students and faculty members on our nation’s
college campuses. Their essay contest is a national competition for high school seniors that are college
bound. Students must enter online for the scholarship competition at www.thefire.org/contests . Essays
must be 800-1,000 words. First place receives a $5,000 scholarship, second place receives a $2,500
scholarship, and five runners up will receive $1,000 scholarships. The deadline to enter is November 5,
Foundation of Southwest Virginia Association of Philippine Physicians Scholarship: This
organization sponsors a $500 scholarship that rotates between the high schools in our local area each year.
This year one student from Central High may be selected for this scholarship. To apply you must be a
graduating senior that has financial need, has been accepted to college, and who has high academic
achievement. Please see Mrs. Salyers for an application packet as soon as possible. This was just received
and they would like to submit it for competition by the first week in April. Please submit applications
with a wallet size picture by March 28
, 2014. (1/30/14)
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: Exceptional college bound student leaders are invited to
apply for the 2013 GE-Reagan Scholarship in honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald
Reagan. Students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship can win one of
20 national scholarships in the amount of $10,000 (renewable). Apply at
www.reaganfoundation.org/scholarships or e-mail questions to ge-reagan@scholshipamerica.org. The
deadline for applications is January 10, 2014. (10/19/13)
Global Compliance Essay Scholarship Contest: Any U. S. high school senior who is 16 year of age or
older and plans to continue their education after high school graduation, may apply for the $1,000 essay
scholarship. Please visit http://www.globalcompliance.com/About-Us/Ethics-Essay-Contest.aspx for
application and essay requirements, directions, and contest details. The deadline is May 31, 2014. 5/3/14)
Gloria Wille Bell and Carlos R. Bell Charitable Trust Scholarship at the University of Michigan:
This scholarship program provides scholarship support up to $80,000 over four undergraduate years to
selected students from the Commonwealth of Virginia (with a preference given to residents of the
Gloucester, Virginia area) that are pursuing degrees at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor,
Michigan in the careers of engineering, mathematics, physics, computer science, or another related
scientific field. Interested students may be eligible for a paid overnight trip to visit the campus. The trip
will include airfare for the student and one parent/guardian and hotel for one night. All applications must
be submitted completely online including essays, please visit http://www.bellscholarship.org for
applications and information. Students must be enrolled at the university in one of the degree areas listed
above to receive the scholarship and continued scholarship support is contingent upon satisfactory
academic progress. The freshmen application deadline and this scholarship deadline are both February 1,
2015. (10/20/14)
Good Neighbor Pharmacy Scholarships: 2015 seniors can apply for this scholarship if they will
graduate on time at the end of the spring 2015 semester and will be enrolled in an accredited college in the
fall 2015 semester. There will be one $2,500 winner and four $1,000 winners in Virginia. See Mrs.
Salyers for an application. Applications and required documents are due at any Good Neighbor Pharmacy
by April 11, 2015. (3/3/15)
Granville P. Meade Scholarship: This scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have
achieved academically, but who are financially unable to attend college. The Granville P. Meade fund
provides scholarship awards to worthy and needy Virginia high school seniors. In the past, each
scholarship was in the amount of $2,000 per year for four years, provided the student continues to meet
the scholarship requirements. Interested students are asked to submit scholarship applications to Mrs.
Salyers by the March 14, 2014 deadline. Each public school principal will submit all applications
received to the superintendent. Each division superintendent will review the applications received and
select the five most qualified high school seniors in the division. The division superintendent will forward
these five applications to the chairperson of his or her regional study group screening committee
(Attachment C) in early April. Each chairperson will submit the five best applications to the CTE
Resource Center in mid-April. Please see Mrs. Salyers for an application packet and additional
information. (1/23/14)
Greever Crouse Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to one first-year male and
one first-year female student who will pursue a post-secondary degree. The award is in the amount of
$750 for one year. Recipients must possess the qualities of leadership, citizenship, sportsmanship,
scholarship, and they must show academic promise, financial need, and must participate in VHSL events.
Our school must nominate one female and one male to compete. If you wish to be considered for
nomination from the Scholarship Committee, please see Mrs. Salyers by April 15th. The nominees must
write an essay and obtain a letter of recommendation in addition to the application which all must be
submitted by the April 25, 2014 deadline. (3/14/14)
The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation Scholarships: Multiple scholarships are available
ranging from $500-$2,000 for students majoring in insurance, risk management, or actuary science.
Please visit www.griffithfoundation.org/higher-ed/scholarships to download an application. The deadline
is November 5
for fall scholarships and March 15
for spring scholarships. (10/31/14)
2013 Hamilton Award: Any high school juniors that are high achieving, service minded, with financial
need, who will be committed to participating in the Hamilton Leaders Academy may apply. Students must
apply at www.hamiltonfriends.org . Applications are due by March 14, 2014. (1/22/14)
The Hamilton Relay Scholarship: This scholarship is for seniors who are graduating and who are deaf,
hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, or has difficulty speaking and who live in Virginia or Tennessee. Please see
Mrs. Salyers for additional information, guidelines, and applications. The deadline for the completed
application packet is March 30, 2014. (01/31/2014)
Harold Jackson and Helen Sutherland Scholarships: Any senior planning to go to UVA-Wise this
fall, that have already been accepted, and who want to be considered for the Harold Jackson $2,500
scholarship and the Helen Sutherland $4,000 scholarship need to submit their name to Mrs. Salyers as
soon as possible. We would also like to know their FAFSA EFC number to assist us in making this
decision. The scholarship committee will make the final decision. This is a one-time scholarship award.
The deadline to be considered is May 7at 12:00 pm.
Harry A. Applegate Scholarship Award for DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi Members: Any currently active
DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi member of either the High School Division or the Delta Epsilon Chi Division
who intends to pursue full-time two- or four-year course of study in marketing, entrepreneurship, or
management may apply. The applicant may select any accredited institution/university offering careers in
marketing, management, or entrepreneurship. The DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi Scholarship is merit based,
not based on financial need. However, if an applicant chooses, he or she may include a statement in
support of financial need and it will be reviewed. The deadline for this scholarship is February 12, 2013.
For an application and/or more information, see Mrs. Salyers. (11/04/13)
Harry F. Byrd Leadership Award Scholarship: Our principal may nominate only one graduating
senior who will be selected through our scholarship committee to compete for this scholarship and
leadership award of $10,000. The student nominated should exhibit excellence in academics, leadership,
character, and duty. The scholarship committee must select only one student to be nominated. Any
student that wishes to be considered for nomination by the scholarship committee may submit their name
to Mrs. Salyers by October 13, 2014. The student chosen for nomination must complete the nomination
application and paperwork by the deadline of November 14, 2012 (9/26/14).
Henry C. Hecker High School Scholarship: Each spring the Communication Disorders Foundation of
Virginia awards the Henry C. Hecker High School Scholarship to a high school senior who is hearing
impaired, who has a B average, and who is pursuing education beyond high school (vocational, college,
etc.). This award is $1,000. Qualified students may apply for this award by requesting an application from
Mrs. Salyers or from Janet Stack at j_ws8n@virginia.edu or by downloading the required application
form from http://www.cdf-virginia.org/uploads/HS_applic10.doc. Completed applications must be
postmarked by May 1, 2014. (3/31/14)
The Herff Jones Believe in You Scholarship & Principal’s Award: Students may ask to be nominated
for this scholarship by the school, which is based on leadership, academic performance and community
service along with a student application and essay. For more information, please visit
http://herffjones.com/biuscholarship . Applications are due by February 8, 2014. (11/20/13)
History Essay Contest for College Scholarship from The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of
Virginia: This essay scholarship is for high school seniors who plan to attend any four-year college in
Virginia. Essays must be on a specified topic and at least 1,500 words in length. See Mrs. Salyers for
rules, information, and applications. There will be four $3,000 scholarships awarded. The deadline is
March 15, 2014. (1/14/14)
The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was created in honor of Mrs. Scott who
perished in the Pentagon during the 9/11 attacks. Students may apply if they have an adjusted family
income of $100,000 or less, a minimum GPA of 3.00 or higher, and who have completed community
service work. Applications will be judged based on (1) need, (2) academics, (3) community service, and
(4) writing skill. See Mrs. Salyers for application packet. Applications must be postmarked by March 31,
2015. (1/28/15)
Jason Witten's Score Foundation 2010 Scholarship: For the second consecutive year, Dallas Cowboys
All-Pro tight end Jason Witten will be awarding a $5,000 college scholarship to two deserving high
school seniors (who will graduate high school in 2011 - one from Southwest Virginia, the other from East
Tennessee) at his annual football camp in Elizabethton, TN this June. The scholarship will be awarded to
a deserving football-playing boy who has demonstrated exceptional character both on and off the field.
Each school may nominate 1 student-athlete for the scholarship. If you are interested in being nominated,
please see Mrs. Salyers. By mail, nominations must be received by May 21, 2013; by fax they must be
received by May 25, 2013. (05/3/13)
John R. Lillard VAOC Scholarship Program: To be considered for this scholarship, you must be a
Virginia high school senior, have at least a 3.50 unweighted GPA, be planning a career in the field of
aviation, and must be enrolled or accepted into an aviation related program at an accredited college.
Please see Mrs. Salyers for an application and further information. The deadline for receipt of applications
with all documentation is March 13, 2015. (10/7/14)
KFC Colonel's Scholars: looking for high school seniors with financial need and an entrepreneurial
spirit. To qualify, graduating high school seniors must earn a minimum high school cumulative GPA of
2.75, enroll in a public college or university within their state of legal residence, plan to pursue a
bachelor's degree, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and demonstrate financial need. For questions,
visit the website or call toll-free 1-866-KFC-7240. Accepting online applications December 1, 2013 to
February 9, 2014 at www.kfcscholars.org .
Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation Santa Train Scholarship: Any student interested
in being nominated to compete for the Santa Train Scholarship which is a $5,000 renewable scholarship,
must see Mrs. Salyers by 3:30pm on March 26
at 3:30pm. The students must be a senior graduating
on May 30th and must have financial need. The applicants will be judged on their financial need,
academic records, letter of recommendation, letter of introduction from the applicant, and what other
scholarships they have already received. The students selected by our scholarship committee must have
all of these items submitted by the deadline of April 1, 2014. (3/11/14)
Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program: This program recognizes and rewards young volunteers
(ages 6-18) who help make their communities a better place. Prizes vary from a $50 Kohl's gift card to a
$10,000 scholarship. Interested students must be nominated between February 1 - March 15, 2014.
Winners will be announced in June 2009. Please visit www.kohlskids.com or see Mrs. Salyers for further
information. (02/03/14)
Lacy and Mattie Meador Scholarship: This scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students
who live in the city of Norton and in Wise County that plan to further their education above the high
school level. Priority is given to families with financial need with “modest financial resources.” See Mrs.
Salyers for an application packet. The application deadline is April 17, 2015. (3/12/15)
Law in Society Scholarship Contest: The Virginia State Bar sponsors this essay contest. The prize
money ranges from $2300 for 1st place, $1850 for 2nd place, $1350 for 3rd place, and multiple $250
honorable mentions. Please visit www.vsb.org/site/public/law-in-society/ for information, official entry
rules, and essay topic. The deadline is February 14, 2013.
Laws of Life Essay Contest: Templeton Press is sponsoring this essay contest. Prizes will range
from $1,000-$5,000. Additional information can be found at http://lawsoflifecontest.com . The
deadline is December 31, 2013. (11/8/13)
Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation Scholarship Program: sponsored by the Lee-Jackson
Educational Foundation of Charlottesville. The objective of the program is to acquaint young people with
the historical legacy of two of Virginia's most outstanding military figures, General Robert E. Lee and
General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. The Foundation awards one $10,000, eight $2,000 (one per
region), and nine $1,000 scholarships to public, private, and home-school students throughout the
Commonwealth of Virginia. The application and reporting forms are located on the Lee-Jackson
Educational Foundation Web site at http://www.lee-jackson.org. Applications and essays must be
submitted to Mr. Collins by February 6, 2015. Winners will be announced May 15, 2015. (11/11/14)
The Looking Glass Scholarships: Any seniors planning to attend college this fall, who plan to earn a
two-year or four-year degree, and that have a parent with a disability may apply for a scholarship through
the Looking Glass website at www.lookingglass.org . Applications must be postmarked by March 5,
2014. (01/22/14)
Marriott/DECA Scholarship: Marriott is one of the world's strongest corporations in the hospitality
industry. A DECA supporter and partner for over 25 years, Marriott International devotes time, personnel,
and funding to help DECA's programs grow and DECA members succeed. This commitment to DECA's
advisors and members includes and active National Advisory Board corporate membership, sponsorship
of the popular Hospitality Services Team Decision Making Competitive Event and a scholarship program
for DECA members who are focused on careers in the hospitality industry. Up to $9,000 in scholarships
(valued at $1,500 each) will be awarded. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the applicants
DECA activities, hospitality interest, leadership ability, and scholastic record. The deadline for this
scholarship is February 12, 2014. For an application and/or more information, see Mrs. Salyers.
Maude E. Wallace Scholarship: This is a general scholarship awarded to a graduating high school
senior planning to further his/her education in any field. The amount of this scholarship is $1,000. Please
note that letters of recommendation must be in individual sealed envelopes to be accepted. See Mrs.
Salyers for details. The deadline is May 1, 2015. (1/28/15)
McDermott Awards: Student planning to apply to University of Texas at Dallas may apply for the
McDermott Awards for first time freshmen. You should have a 1400 of higher on the SAT (verbal and
math) or 32 or higher on the ACT and be ranked in the top 5% of their senior class with long records of
community service and eclectic interests. You must apply to UT Dallas before January 7
and for the
scholarship no later than January 7, 2015. (10/22/14)
Mercer University Engineering Scholarship Challenge: Any students interested in attending Mercer
University in Atlanta, GA for Engineering are invited to attend their Engineering Challenge Scholarship
event on October 8
. Students must see Mrs. Salyers to be nominated online in order to attend this event
and compete for scholarships. You do not have to apply and be accepted to attend this event and compete.
Military Family Support Centers “Five Minutes Longer” Scholarship: This is a $1,000 scholarship.
To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must be a graduating high school senior, must rank in
the upper half of his/her high school class, be planning to attend an accredited and licensed college or
university, must have at least one parent be current Active Component or the Reserve Component
(Federal Reserves and National Guard) Military, must show participation in school and community
activities and curriculum (employment, related clubs,/programs, volunteerism, or military or quasi-
military service), must submit two letters of reference, no major discipline infractions, and must be
willing to meet with and participate in an interview with the MFSC scholarship committee, if deemed
necessary. See Mrs Salyers for an application which is due by April 15, 2014. (3/23/14)
NABCJ Rosana Anderson Criminal Justice Scholarship: One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a
high school senior who will be majoring in criminal justice in the fall 2013 in an accredited college. See
Mrs. Salyers for applications. Applicants must submit a 300 word essay along with the application by
September 1, 2013. (8/11/13)
NAEHCY LeTendre Education Fund 2013: This scholarship is for students who have experienced
homelessness. Please visit http://www.naehcy.org/letendre-scholarship-fund/scholarship-application for
applications and information on eligibility or see Mrs. Salyers for a packet. The deadline to apply is June
14, 2013. (4/8/13)
National Co-op Scholarship: To qualify for this scholarship, students must have a cumulative GPA of
3.5 or better, complete all required admissions applications material and be accepted for the 2014--2015
academic year at one of the following National Commission Partner Institutions: Drexel University,
Johnson & Wales University, Kettering University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of
Cincinnati, University of Toledo, or Wentworth Institute of Technology. For more information visit the
National Co-op website at www.waceinc.org . The application deadline is February 14, 2014. (9/26/13)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Scholarship Program: This scholarship is available to high school
seniors who have MS or who have a parent with MS; or high school graduates of any age who have MS
or who have a parent with MS. Awards range from $1,000 to $3,000. To receive an application or for
more information, visit www.nationalmssociety.org/scholarship. Applications must be submitted by
January 15, 2014. (12/15/13)
NAPA/DECA/DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi Scholarship: The National Auto Parts Association (NAPA)
has been a supporter and partner of DECA's for many years. NAPA's members have given generously of
their time and resources to help DECA's/Delta Epsilon Chi's programs grow and DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi
members succeed. This commitment to DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi includes an active National Advisory
Board membership and the sponsorship of DECA's Automotive Services Marketing Competitive Event.
In recognition of the expanding relationship between DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi chapters and over 6,000
local NAPA Auto Parts stores and distribution centers, NAPA is continuing a scholarship program for
active DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi members. Nine (9) $1,000 scholarship awards will be given this year to
DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi members on the basis of the applicant's DECA/Delta Epsilon Chi activities,
scholastic record, and leadership ability. Students who have an affiliation with NAPA (employee, son or
daughter of employee) or students whose career interests are in the automotive industry will be given top
priority/consideration. One recipient will be selected from each of the NAPA regions/divisions. The
deadline for this scholarship is February 12, 2013. For an application and/or more information, see Mrs.
Salyers. (11/04/12)
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award: The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award was established to raise
awareness among the nation's youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in
America's economy. The scholarships recognize the students who receive them and provide financial
assistance to both the students and their parents for higher education expenses. The award is, nationwide,
at least 150 non-renewable scholarships in the amount of $1,000 or $2,000 each, as well as 75 four-year
renewable scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per year. The award is open to high school seniors
entering their freshman year for the full 2009-2010 year that demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and
initiative. Applicants can apply online at www.applyists.com with access key: NFIB. Hard copy
applications can be faxed to 615-627-9669. The deadline is December 31, 2012. For an application and/or
more information, see Mrs. Salyers. (11/04/13)
Pamplin Leadership Award (Virginia Tech): This scholarship is only for seniors with a 3.8 cumulative
GPA and ranked in the top 10% of their class planning to attend Virginia Tech next fall. Students should
have leadership qualities exhibited in their extra-curricular activities. Up to 40 one-time merit based
$5,000 scholarships will be awarded to qualified students across Virginia. Applicants must be willing to
join the University Honors program and plan to work toward a University Honors Diploma. Only one
application may be submitted from each Virginia public high school. Students who are interested in
applying must submit their application to Mrs. Salyers by January 15, 2015 for consideration. The
scholarship committee will select the top candidate for the competition to represent our school. The
postmark deadline for the application to VA Tech for our nomination is January 31, 2015. The
application is online at www.univhonors.vt.edu/html/scholarships_pamplin.html or you may see Mrs.
Salyers for a copy. (11/11/14)
Oh, the Places You’ll Go! College Scholarship Program: Applicants must be in the 12
grade and
graduate in 2010, age 21 or less. One winner will be selected nationally and win a $5,000 scholarship. See
Mrs. Salyers for an application form which must be mailed with an original literary composition
submitted in essay or memoir format. Please see the application for additional rules and guidelines.
Additional information can also be found at www.ohtheplaces.org. Applications and literary entries must
be mailed by February 15, 2014. (8/14/13)
Pound Lions Club: Any senior that resides in Pound and that plans to further their education, may apply
for this $400 scholarship. Please see Mrs. Salyers for an application and requirements which are due by
May 27, 2014. (5/9/14)
Radford University School of Dance & Theatre Performing Arts Scholarships: Entry interviews are
required. Students must have a 3.3 GPA and a combined 1100 or higher on SAT’s or a 24 or higher on
ACT. An audition and or a portfolio is also required. Students must also maintain a 3.0 GPA in college.
Pridemore Scholarship: This is a $3,000 scholarship that is renewable for three additional years.
GeorgAnne Voland Buck Scholarship: This is a $1,400 one-time scholarship for first year
students only.
Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship: This scholarship funding has been discontinued.
Ron Brown Scholarship: This scholarship seeks to identify African-American students that are current
high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel
academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and
demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen. Apply at www.ronbrown.org and
the deadline is November 1, 2013.
Sammy 2012 (Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year) Award: Senior scholar athletes will be
selected nationally and will receive scholarships with a grand prize of $7500. For official rules and
applications please visit https://www.sammyapplication.com. Students must also be nominated by a
school official. Please see Guidance by March 18
to be nominated and applications will only be accepted
until March 19, 2014. (2/13/14)
Sears/Kmart/DECA Scholarship: For over 60 years, marketing education, DECA, Sears and Kmart
have worked together to ensure that tomorrow's retail merchandising, marketing, and management leaders
get the education and training that business needs them to have. In addition to active participation on the
DECA National Advisory Board, sponsorship of the Retail Merchandising Series and Buying and
Merchandising Team Decision Competitive Events, and support of state and local DECA members,
Sears/Kmart highlights its DECA participation by offering a scholarship program for Sears and Kmart
student associates who are currently active DECA members at the national level. Your students or
associates may be eligible to win scholarships worth $1,000 each! Five scholarships of $1,000 each for
both Sears and Kmart will be awarded on the basis of the applicant's scholastic record, Sears/Kmart
experience, DECA activities, and leadership ability. The deadline for this scholarship is February 12,
2012. For an application and/or more information, see Mrs. Salyers. (11/04/13)
Sharon Holbrook Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship has been discontinued.
The Siemens Foundation Merit Scholarship: Students that have done original research projects may
apply for this merit scholarship at www.siemens-foundation.org . Applications are due by October 3,
2013. (9/06/2013)
2014 Sigma Zeta Math and Science Contest/Scholarship for UVA-Wise: High school students may
enter as a team to compete in the math and science competition but only high school seniors with a
minimum 3.0 GPA may compete for the Joseph C. Smiddy Scholarships. There will be one $1,000
scholarship awarded to student with the top score and $500 scholarships will be awarded to the alternates.
The deadline to apply is November 14, 2014 and the competition will take place on November 22,
2014. Please see Mrs. Whisenhunt, Mr. McAmis, or Mrs. Salyers for information and applications.
Signet Classics 15th Annual Student Scholarship Essay Contest: Please visit
http://us.penguingroup.com/scessay for more information on an essay contest on Wilkie Collins's The
Moonstone and how junior s and seniors can compete for $5000 in scholarships. (3/16/14)
The Slemp Foundation Scholarships: The C. Bascom Slemp Foundation has released the fall 2013
scholarship packets for current seniors. This is a scholarship for $2,000 per year and may be renewable
for each of the four years in college. Information and applications are available at
www.slempfoundation.org or pick up packets in Mrs. Salyers office. All applications must be submitted
through the U.S. mail. To apply, "students should have demonstrated better than average ability in
scholarship and should show unusual promise for the future and who are unable to provide all of their
own funds and would otherwise be unable to continue their education." Students must obtain or request 4
letters of reference from teachers, coaches, administrators, or any individuals not related to the student.
Please submit a completed application to Mrs. Salyers along with any sealed letters of reference. The
School Authorities form must be completed and submitted by Mrs. Salyers along with official transcripts
and SAT/ACT scores. Completed applications and all letters must be postmarked no later than October
15, 2014. (09/05/2014)
Annual Stem Essay Contest: The Virginia Council on Women will award one $5,000 scholarship
this year to the winner of this STEM essay contest. To be eligible, one must be a female who resides in
Virginia, be enrolled as a junior or senior in high school and hold at least a 2.5 GPA. Applications and
guidelines are available online at: http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/information/council-on-
women/. Entries must be submitted by March 30, 2014. (3/14/14)
Southwest Virginia EMS Council Scholarship: The Council will award one $1,000 scholarship to a
high school senior who is a member of a licensed Emergency Medical Services agency as part of their
2013 Regional EMS competition. The winner will also then be able to compete for the 2014 Governor's
EMS Award of $5,000. Visit www.southwest.vaems.org to download and print a packet or call LeAnn
Atwell at (276)628-4151. Please see Mrs. Salyers for an application and information. The application
packet must be received no later than May 1, 2015. (1/28/15)
SunTrust Off To College Scholarship Sweepstakes: $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to college
bound students who enter for free and a total of 15 scholarships will be given. Visit
www.offtocollege.info for more information. A winner will be drawn every two week through the
deadline. The deadline is May 9, 2014. (9/26/13)
The Kids Chance of Virginia Scholarships: This organization was founded with the goal of awarding
academic scholarships to deserving children who have been adversely impacted by the work-related
injury of a parent. Applications can be found at www.kidschanceva.org and are should be sent to 12701
Marblestone Drive, Suite 250, Woodbridge, VA 22192 by May 1, 2015. (3/12/15)
Town Foundation Scholarship (for James Madison University): Any senior female that is going to be
an incoming freshmen in fall 2011 at James Madison University may apply for this scholarship if they are
also a Virginia resident, exhibits extreme financial need, demonstrates academic success, and files a
FAFSA application. This is an $8,000 scholarship that is renewable for three additional years. Please see
Mrs. Salyers for application or visit http://www.jmu.edu/scholarshsips . (3/31/14)
U. S. Army ROTC Scholarship: Any students interested in a four year ROTC scholarship through the
U.S. Army should visit www.goarmy.com for applications and information. You must be a U.S. Citizen,
between the ages of 17-26, must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or better, earn a
high school diploma or equivalent by graduation, earn a combined score of 920 or better on the SAT
(critical reading & math) or a composite score of 19 on the ACT, meet physical requirements, and agree
to an eight year service commitment. See details on their website at
www.goarmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html . The application deadline is January 1, 2015. (10/20/14)
U. S. Navy NROTC Scholarship: The Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Scholarship is a four year
scholarship which covers most tuition, books, fees, and a monthly allowance during college months for
many of the top colleges and universities in the country. To learn more about this scholarship please visit
https://www.nrotc.navy.mil for eligibility requirements and applications details. Students must have a
minimum SAT score of 530 on Critical Reading and 520 on Math or ACT minimum score of 22 on
English and 21 on Math. Students that are ranked in the top ten percent of their class will be considered.
Applications must be completed online and are due by December 31, 2014. See Mrs. Salyers or your
local Naval recruiter for details. NOTE: You can only apply to either for the Navy or Marines NROTC
scholarships but NOT BOTHs NROTC scholarships but NOT BOTH. (10/20/14)
The United States Senate Youth Program and Scholarship Opportunity: The VDOE will select two
student delegates to represent Virginia in the United States Senate Youth Program. Each school can select
only one student to nominate. Nominees must be juniors or seniors and must currently be a student
government representative in some capacity and should possess the following: Leadership ability, higher
scholastic standing and demonstrated ability to achieve, clear speech and logical thought processes,
community involvement, and participate in a wide selection of activities on and off campuses such as
sports, arts, and politics. The nominee will take an examination that tests the individual's knowledge of
the U.S. Constitution and the government, including current government officials. This is also a
scholarship opportunity for high school juniors and seniors. The two students selected to serve as state
delegates will receive a $5,000 scholarship and an all expense paid trip to Washington D. C. Students
interested in being considered for nomination must see Mrs. Salyers by September 15, 2014 and the
nominee will be selected by September 17, 2014 and an application must be completed and submitted to
the VDOE by September 24, 2014. The examination will be sent to our school by October 1, 2014 and
must be returned to the VDOE by October 18, 2014. (09/06/2014)
VABA Aviation Scholarship: This scholarship is in the amount of $2,000 and will be awarded to a
Virginia resident high school senior who is pursuing an aviation related career in an accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to apply. An essay and two letters of recommendation are also
required in addition to the application. See Mrs. Salyers for details on requirements and a copy of the
application. The deadline is May 30, 2015. (10/7/14)
VACTE Scholarship: A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school student planning to teach in
the career and technical education field. The deadline is April 1, 2014. Please see Mrs. Salyers for an
application. (02/03/14)
VaSID Rich Murray Journalism Scholarship 2014: This scholarship is presented annually to a Virginia
high school student who excels in the area of sports journalism and must be pursuing a college degree in
journalism, communication, or a related field. Please see Mrs. Salyers for an application which is due
March 15, 2015. (3/3/15)
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy Scholarship: This scholarship is for students in
grades 9-12. Visit http://heroes.vfw.org for more information on submissions, applications, and this year’s
topic. Local winners will be awarded cash prizes and students can go on to state and national competition.
The deadline is November 1, 2014. (10/4/14)
VHSL Scholarships: There are four different scholarships listed on the VHSL site,
http://www.vhsl.org/about.scholarships , which each have different requirements, criteria, and deadlines
ranging from March 1 to March 15, 2015. Please visit this site and download any application packets
that you feel you meet the criteria for. If you need assistance and are unable to print them at home, please
see Mrs. Salyers. This application will be up on their website during the winter. (3/3/15)
VIAAA Scholarships: VIAAA is proud to offer 5 $1,500 scholarships this year. There are three (3)
scholarships in honor of John Youngblood, one (1) in honor of Claudia Dodson, and one (1) VIAAA Past-
Presidents scholarship. Applications must be postmarked by January 16, 2014. If you have any questions
please contact Steve Heon at 434-823-8705 or sheon@k12albemarle.org. (01/15/14)
Virginia Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA) Scholarships:
NAEFEPA offers three different types of scholarships (1) for seniors planning to pursue a degree in
education, (2) seniors planning to pursue a degree other than in education, and (3) seniors planning to
pursue any degree. See Mrs. Salyers for an application packet. Applications are due by February 1, 2014.
Virginia Association of Women Judges (VAWJ) Scholarship Award: This is a $500 essay scholarship
competition for seniors in any Virginia high school. Please see Mrs. Salyers for an application and details.
The deadline is April 5, 2014. (2/25/14)
Virginia Athletic Trainers Association Scholarship: Seniors that apply, get accepted to, and plan to
attend a college or university that has an undergraduate curriculum program in Athletic Training as
approved by the NATA and have an intent to continue educational preparation toward becoming a
Certified Athletic Trainer. One $1,000 winner and one $500 runner up will be selected. Applications can
be found at www.vata.us and must be submitted in hardcopy form by April 04, 2014. See Mrs. Salyers
for details and applications. (02/09/14)
Virginia Credit Union Members Scholarships: Applications for $62,500 in college scholarships are
now available to students who are members of Virginia Credit Union. The credit union will award twenty-
five $2,500 scholarships in June to members working toward their first undergraduate degree. To be
eligible, a student must have joined Virginia Credit Union before September 30, 2013. Scholarship
applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Please visit the credit union's web site at www.vacu.org for
further information. Deadline is March 31, 2014. (01/28/14)
Virginia Crop Improvement Association Scholarship Fund: Three $2,000 scholarships will be
awarded to deserving students. Eligibility requires that the student be an undergrad at Virginia Tech
majoring in agriculture, completed 45 hours, and have good academic standing. Financial need will also
be considered. Applications must be returned by November 30, 2013 to be considered. Please see Mrs.
Salyers for a copy of the application. (09/15/13)
Virginia Hispanic Chapter of Commerce Foundation (VAHCCF): This scholarship is intended for a
Latino student who demonstrates leadership, community involvement, academic excellence, and
extracurricular activities. Applicants should complete the application, which is available online at
http://thehispanicgala.com/scholarship-cc.html. The application, one letter of recommendation, and a
transcript copy must be submitted to the VAHCCF no later than March 19, 2013. Applicant's must be a
resident of Virginia. For further information, see Mrs. Salyers. (03/01/13)
Virginia's Junior Miss/Distinguished Young Women Program: Any senior girls that are a US Citizen,
legal resident of Virginia, and will graduate this year, are eligible to compete in the Virginia Junior Miss
pageant and scholarship program. See Mrs. Salyers for an application and visit the website at
www.ajm.org for details. Applications are due by October 9, 2013. (9/23/13)
The Virginia Sheriff’s Institute Scholarship: This scholarship is available for Wise County students
planning to pursue an education in criminal justice or law enforcement at an accredited institution in
Virginia. For more information visit www.vasheriffinstitute.org . Applications are due there by May 1,
2014. Postmarks are not accepted but faxes will be. One full time and one part time scholarship will be
awarded. (2/12/14)
Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Emerging Leader Scholarship: Scholarships between $8,000-$12,000
are awarded to incoming cadets annually. Scholarships are renewable and recipients must maintain a 2.5
GPA, pass a corps fitness test, and have no disciplinary infractions. To apply for free for this scholarship,
check “YES” on your VA Tech application when asked “Do you wish to enroll as a cadet?” and you will
gain access to the online application. The deadline for applying is March 1, 2014. (11/20/13)
Virginia Tech Need & Merit Based Scholarships: The general scholarship gateway is now open at
Virginia Tech for prospective students. You do not need to wait for acceptance. Please visit:
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2014 and the FAFSA priority deadline is March 1,
2014. (2/3/14)
Virginia Tech Stamps Scholarship: This scholarship is merit based and competitively awarded to five
incoming first year-students at Virginia Tech. It includes multiple years of scholarship funding along with
additional funds for enrichment experiences, such as study abroad, research internships, and academic
conferences. Students must complete and submit a Virginia Teach admissions application and complete
and submit the University Honors application prior to December 1, 2014. (10/27/14)
Virginia Tech Recruitment Scholarships: The Calhoun Scholarships, Calhoun Liberal Arts
Scholarships, McNamara Scholarships, and the Alumni Presidential Scholarships are all merit based and
competitive scholarships that incoming Virginia Tech freshmen may apply for by first completing the
Virginia Tech admissions application as well as the University Honors application by December 1, 2014.
Visual Arts Fellowships for Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 2013: Art students who demonstrate
exceptional creative ability in their chosen fields may apply for VMFA fellowships for 2013. Students
may obtain information about eligibility, deadlines, and applications by visiting
www.VMFA.museum/Fellowships . The deadline for applications is November 12, 2013 (10/28/13)
VMI’s The Institute Scholarship Program: Students applying to VMI and that plan to attend there next
fall that have a 3.7 cumulative G.P.A. and either a combined SAT of at least 1300 or an ACT of 29 or
better can apply for a merit based scholarship of $5000 per year up to up to a scholarship for full tuition
and fees. Applicants must submit a complete VMI application, complete scholarship application, a
resume, and two short essays by February 1, 2014. (10/27/13)
VSGA Scholarship Program of the Virginia Golf Foundation: The VGSA Scholarship Program of the
Virginia Golf Foundation was founded to help young Virginians with an interest in golf planning to attend
colleges and universities within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Eligibility for 2014 scholarships: 1) Any
Virginia high school senior in good standing who has been domiciled in Virginia since September 1, 2013
and 2) Candidates must be in good academic standing at any high school or equivalent level institution
acceptable to the Virginia Golf Foundation. Consideration for a scholarship is based on the following
criteria: 1) does candidate play golf or have any interest in an activity associated with golf, 2) Candidate's
academic achievement, 3) Candidates character, 4) Essay to the VGF, 5) Financial need. The paper
applications must be postmarked by February 23, 2014 and online applications may be also be
submitted. More information can be found at http://vsga.org/foundation/vsga-vip-scholarship-
foundation/scholarship-application/ or see Mrs. Salyers for a paper application. (12/5/14)
Walgreens/DECA Scholarship: Walgreens has been an active member of the DECA National Advisory
Board and a strong supporter of DECA and marketing education for more than thirty-five years. Over the
years, Walgreens involvement has included recruiting judges for DECA's international conferences,
advertising in the conference program, hiring DECA members as part-time employees, publishing articles
regarding DECA in internal publications and serving on DECA's National Advisory Board. The company
believes that education is a powerful force in improving the quality of life and creating opportunities for
young people. Walgreens is continuing a DECA scholarship program to reward DECA members who are
committed to leadership and community service. Walgreens will award five (5) $1,000 scholarships to
qualified applicants who are members of DECA at the national level. Scholarships will be awarded on the
basis of the applicant's DECA activities, leadership ability, community involvement, and scholastic
record. The deadline for this scholarship is February 12, 2014. For an application and/or more
information, see Mrs. Salyers. (11/04/14)
Washington Crossing Foundation: Scholarships are available for US residents, and are planning a
career in government service. Interested students are invited to write a one page essay stating why he or
she plans a career in government service including any inspiration derived from the leadership of George
Washington in his famous crossing of Delaware. The essay must be accompanied by a recommendation
from the high school principal or guidance counselor. More information is available at www.gwcf.org
Applications must be received no later than January 15, 2014. Please see Mrs. Salyers if you are
interested in applying for this scholarship. (09/30/13)
Wayne C. Henderson Music Scholarships 2013: There are $500 scholarships available to middle and
high school students for their “music education and exploration.” Please see Mrs. Salyers for information
and an application packet which must be postmarked by April 15, 2014. (1/28/15)
Will to Win Scholarship Program: This national scholarship program is sponsored by Merck
Respiratory and will award $5,000 scholarships to two deserving high school seniors in each of the
following areas (10 total): Performing arts, visual arts, community service, athletics, and science. To be
eligible, applicants must: Demonstrate outstanding performance in one of the above categories; document
a track record of achievements relevant to entry category; hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or
better; must attend an accredited US college in fall 2011; must be a US citizen; have received at least one
award related to their entry category; include all appropriate signatures (high school, parent, and
physician), as noted in the application. For more information visit www.willtowinscholarship.com and all
applications and documents must be postmarked by April 30, 2014. (3/22/14)
Willard G. Plentl Aviation Scholarship Program: This non-renewable $1,000 scholarship will be
awarded to a Virginia High School senior who is planning an aviation career in a non-engineering area. A
certification of acceptance into a non-engineering, aviation-related postsecondary education program is
required. You also must have an unweighted GPA of at least 3.5. Please see Mrs. Salyers for an
application and further information. The deadline for all applications and documentation is March 13,
2015. (10/7/14)
Wise County Career-Technical Student Scholarship: Any seniors that attend the career-Technical
School may apply for this scholarship. Applicants will be judged on and ranked by their: Financial need,
post-secondary plans, attendance, career objectives, competency attainment, letters of recommendation,
leadership activities, career and technical trade, and academic achievement. See Mrs Salyers for an
application packet. Applications are due by April 25, 2014. (3/14/14)
Wise County Chamber of Commerce -Cheryl Richardson Memorial Scholarship: This $250
scholarship will be awarded to a resident of Wise County or the City of Norton who is a senior graduating
from a high school located in Wise County or the City of Norton and is applying to either The University
of Virginia's College at Wise or Mountain Empire Community College as a full-time student. The
guidelines are listed as: Student must have at least a 3.3 GPA, and a combined SAT of 1425 or ACT
composite score of 19, and it will not be limited to students with financial need. See Mrs. Salyers for
applications and list of additional required documents, which must be submitted to the Wise County
Chamber of Commerce by April 8, 2015. (03/23/14)
Wise County Chamber of Commerce Ford C. Quillen Scholarship: Each year, a Lee, Scott, and Wise
Count/City of Norton graduating senior will be selected for a $500 Ford C. Quillen Scholarship. To be
eligible, the graduating senior must be planning to enroll full-time in an undergraduate program at
Mountain Empire Community College or the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Students must
have at least a 2.0 GPA or better. Please see Mrs. Salyers for applications. The deadline is April 8, 2015.
You may obtain these applications online or see Mrs. Salyers for a printed copy and please note the
eligibility criteria on each application. Download forms at http://www.uvawise.edu/financialaid/Forms .